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FortifyData and IRI Partner to Score Cyber Risk and Secure PII

Data Security ISVs Assess Multi-Point Risks and Mask Data for Companies and Their Suppliers

Atlanta, GA, December 12, 2018 -- FortifyData (, a top cyber risk consultancy and platform provider, and Innovative Routines International (IRI) (, a Gartner-listed data discovery and masking ISV, are partnering to help joint customers assess and reduce the risk of data breaches and privacy law violations. (more...)

Scalable Health to Speed and Secure Biomedical Analytics with Voracity

Big Data Experts Choose IRI Platform to Optimize Analytic Outcomes and Protect Patient IDs

PISCATAWAY, NJ, OCTOBER 25, 2018 -- Scalable Health (, a division of Scalable Systems) focused on analytics and digitization for the Healthcare industry, has joined forces with IRI, The CoSort Company ( to use the IRI Voracity data management platform for improving time-to-insight and patient privacy. (more...)

Voracity Named a Production Analytic Platform

Data Integration Paradigm Inventor Details Role of IRI Stack

Melbourne, FL - September 23, 2018 - Innovative Routines International, Inc. (IRI, The CoSort Company), a leader in enterprise data management, has announced that Dr. Barry Devlin of 9sight Consulting -- and one of founders of the data warehousing industry -- recently identified IRI Voracity as a "Production Analytic Platform." (more...)

IRI ‘Shield Software’ Featured Again in Gartner Market Guide for Data Masking

Only Vendor with PII Discovery, Static and Dynamic Masking, Risk Scoring and DAM/DAP

Melbourne, FL - July 23, 2018 - Innovative Routines International (IRI), Inc. (, a leader in enterprise data management and “startpoint” (data-centric) security software, today announced its central inclusion in Gartner’s most recent Market Guide for Data Masking. (more...)

IRI DarkShield Secures Private Information in Unstructured Data Sources

FieldShield Spin-Off Expands PII Discovery & Redaction to Documents

Melbourne, FL - July 15, 2018 - Innovative Routines International (IRI, The CoSort Company), has just released breakthrough data security software for finding and masking personally identifiable information (PII) and other sensitive data in unstructured text sources, including application and chat logs, Microsoft documents, and .pdf files. IRI’s new "DarkShield" product joins IRI Data Protector suite tools like IRI FieldShield and IRI CellShield EE which discover and mask PII in structured sources like flat-files, databases, and Excel spreadsheets. (more...)

CoSort v10 Supports Fast Manipulation of Streaming & Semi-Structured Data

IRI Upgrades Flagship Data Transformation Tool, Marking 40 Years of Innovation

Melbourne, FL - June 25, 2018 - Innovative Routines International (IRI, The CoSort Company), has released the next generation of its data processing utility, CoSort 10. First introduced in 1978 and best known as “The Open Systems Standard” in sort software, CoSort is a robust data manipulation package used worldwide for data warehouse ETL and DB load acceleration, BI/analytic data preparation, and legacy sort and data migration. The latest version features dynamic tuning to improve performance, and support for modern data sources, including: JSON files and MongoDB collections, IoT (MQTT) and Kafka, HDFS, HIVE, S3, HTTP/S and S/FTP. (more...)

IRI Adds Re-ID Risk Scoring to Help Businesses Comply with HIPAA

FieldShield Software and Expert Services Address the “Expert Determination Method” Rule

Melbourne, FL - April 3, 2018 - Innovative Routines International (IRI, The CoSort Company) has successfully embedded peer-reviewed statistical risk measurement functions into the IRI FieldShield data masking product to rapidly score the likelihood that a masked data set can still identify an individual. (more...)

IRI & Proximal Systems Transparently Offload Mainframe Sorting

Joint Offering Reduces TCO and Improves zSeries Value with no RAS Impacts

Melbourne, FL - March 1, 2018 - Innovative Routines International (IRI, The CoSort Company) and Proximal Systems Corporation (PSC) have announced an agreement to help IBM z System Mainframe users save money by combining IRI CoSort and PSC Proxy Coupling technologies. (more...)

DBTA Names IRI Voracity a 2018 Trend-Setting Product

Data Management Platform Recognized for Roles in Big Data Integration and Governance

Melbourne, FL - January 3, 2018 -- Database Trends and Applications (DBTA) magazine has named the IRI Voracity data management platform to its list of “Trend-Setting Products in Data and Information Management for 2018.” Voracity is a software product for centrally marshalling and operating on legacy and modern data sources throughout their life cycles. Powered by interchangeable IRI CoSort or Hadoop engines and built on Eclipse, Voracity consolidates data discovery, integration, migration, governance and analytics. (more...)